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The Baruch College Faculty Handbook

Ethics Week 2018



Last updated on 3/8/18

 

Ethics Week 2018

(March 19-23)

 

 Baruch College’s 15th-Annual Ethics Week includes several components:

  • A pre-Ethics Week conference on Big Data and Ethics
  • Classroom discussion of ethics-related issues associated with the subject of the course;
  • Speakers invited to address classes;
  • Workshops and public events with members of the Baruch community and outside speakers;
  • Announcement of the student and faculty winners of the Abraham J. Briloff Prizes in Ethics for 2017.

 

Pre-Ethics Week Conference

Thursday, March 15Big Data and Ethics
1:00pm-5:00pm, NVC 14-220  
This conference is co-sponsored by Corporate Communication International and the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity   Registration is free but requested: Register Now!

For what purpose was the data originally surrendered? For what purpose is the data now being used?  How far removed from the original context is its new use? Is this appropriate? What are the choices given to an affected party? Who owns the resulting insight? Is everyone properly compensated? What access to data is given to the data subject?...    

Speakers include:

Dr. Jennifer Miller, Assistant Professor at NYU School of Medicine and President of Bioethics International

Dr. Nanda Kumar, Associate Professor of Information Systems at the Zicklin School of Business

Dr. Nizan Geslevich Packin, Assistant Professor of Law, Zicklin School of Business

Ronald Jansen, Assistant Director of the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)

For additional information please visit the conference website

 

Ethics Week – Featured Events 

Monday, March 19
12:50pm-2:05pm, NVC 10-150
Doron Dorfman:  The Fear of Disability Con: Public Suspicion and the Ethics of Rights

Mr. Dorfman, a JSD candidate at the Stanford Law School will speak with Prof. Nizan Geslevich Packin’s “Law of Business Organizations” class. Dorfman will use Disney case studies in his presentation, which will focus on ethics in disability-related accommodations in the business environment: “Americans with disabilities enjoy a robust body of legislation aimed at illustrating and protecting their rights. However, this legal recognition comes at a cost. People who park in disabled parking spots, use service dogs, move to the front of lines, receive Social Security benefits, or request academic accommodations are often viewed as faking disabilities and abusing the law. I argue that the tacit stereotype about the ‘true nature’ of others’ disabilities and the ethics behind the use of rights hinders the law’s aspiration of disabled persons fully participating in society.”

Tuesday, March 20
12:30pm-1:45pm, Room 750, Newman Library Building
Patrick Cronin: Culture: The Secret to Success
Patrick Cronin is CEO and Group Head of BMO Capital Markets. He was appointed to this role in November 2016 and is responsible for BMO Financial Group’s interactions with corporate, government and institutional clients. He will be interviewed by Professor Terrence Martell during this Mitsui Lunch Time Forum.

Wednesday, March 21
5:50pm-7:20pm, NVC 12-135
Chase Strangio: Protecting LGBTQ Families in the Age of Trump
Mr. Strangio will be speaking to Benjamin Adam’s “Sociology of the Family” class. Strangio is a staff attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the ACLU. His work includes impact litigation, as well as legislative and administrative advocacy, on behalf of LGBTQ people and people living with HIV across the United States. Strangio has particular expertise on the treatment of transgender and gender non-conforming people in police custody, jails, prisons, and other forms of detention. This class session is open to visitors.

Thursday, March 22
12:00pm-2:15pm, NVC 14-220
Andrew Waxman: Taming the Rogues of Wall Street
Baruch College’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity welcomes veteran risk, compliance, and governance specialist Andrew Waxman to campus. He will be joined by Professor Larry Zicklin (’57) for a lunchtime discussion of Waxman’s award winning book Rogues of Wall Street: How to Manage Risk in the Cognitive Era. Waxman will explain how new and emerging technologies can be leveraged to reduce risk failure losses. He will also take questions from the audience. Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend this program. Register online, by phone or e-mail:  online registration form; 646-312-3231; srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu

12:30pm-2pm in NVC 14-270
Workshop: Accentedness and the Ethics of Listening: The Listener’s Role in Global Communication
Developed by the Tools for Clear Speech (TfCS) program and co-sponsored by the Conversation Partners Program, this workshop poses the following paradox: communication is a two-way street, yet communicative breakdowns are usually attributed to the speaker, especially if the speaker has a non-native accent. Join us for an exploration of the overlooked yet vital role of the listener in linguistically diverse academic contexts. TfCS curriculum specialists Kim Edmunds and Tristan Thorne will share research-based insights that demonstrate how challenging underlying biases about non-native accents can enhance comprehension, encourage empathy, and foster meaningful intercultural communication. Refreshments will be served. RSVP is free but required: please register here.

 

Ethics Week is generously supported by the
Charles Dreifus
Ethics-Across-the-Curriculum Initiative.


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Some background information about
Ethics Week at Baruch College

Ethics Week was the idea of Prof. Roslyn Bernstein (English), who suggested at the concluding session of the Spring 2003 Seminar, "Ethics Across and Beyond the Curriculum," that the college set aside one week during which members of the faculty would be encouraged to discuss ethical issues specific to their subjects/disciplines in their classrooms, and departments or programs would invite outside speakers for public presentations.

Ethics Week is organized by Associate Provost Dennis Slavin (646-660-6504).

See webpages from Ethics Week 2004, Ethics Week 2005, Ethics Week 2006, Ethics Week 2007, Ethics Week 2008, Ethics Week 2009, Ethics Week 2010 Ethics Week 2011 Ethics Week 2012, Ethics Week 2013, Ethics Week 2014, Ethics Week 2015 and Ethics Week 2016See videos of some of the events of Ethics Week 2006.